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February 14, 2019

To say my pregnancy was terrible was an understatement, because it was completely debilitating on all levels.

November 25, 2018

My motherhood journey first began when I was 17 years old and fell pregnant with my first child. He was born happy and healthy and the labour could not have been more perfect. I had a natural labour with nothing but gas as pain relief. Tyler James was born on the 22/04...

September 17, 2018

After the birth of my first son Niko, I was in shock at how my birth had gone down. I went into my pregnancy and labour thinking I had all the tools and skills and I would need to have a perfect natural, intervention free birth in the Mercy Family Birth Centre. My Mum...

July 24, 2018

Having worked in Birth Education and attending births as a Doula for over 15 years, Lael Stone (founder of About Birth) has seen a distinct theme when it comes to creating a positive birth experience. A positive birth looks different for all women and Lael's aim a...

June 17, 2018

I wouldn’t say that I had a particularly bad pregnancy or a bad birthing experience BUT I definitely did not have the happiest of hospital experiences. Throughout my pregnancy it just felt as though I was constantly meeting with people who had no time for me, didn’t re...

It was my second pregnancy, unexpected and not planned. My son was only 8 months old when we found out and we had already planned our upcoming wedding, which we then postponed and cancelled to make way for the new baby. We quickly jetted off to Fiji for a family holida...

After trying, unsuccessfully, to have a baby for what felt like a lifetime, we went straight to the top. I never really had regular periods, so while it was a bit of a shock to not fall pregnant, I wasn’t that surprised. I’m not the type to waste time, or put things of...

April 30, 2018

When we found out we were pregnant with baby number 2 I could not believe the words coming out of the doctors mouth, “Congratulations, you're pregnant”. Why? Because 6 years prior my husband was diagnosed with an aggressive form of non Hodkins lymphoma and had to g...

April 23, 2018

Now, it is challenging for me to admit this, but never in my wildest dreams did I ever picture myself being a mother! I come from a family where disability aff

April 16, 2018

When we found out #2 was on the way, due the 27th of January 2018, we were pretty calm, cool and collected. After all, we’ve done it before, so it all should r

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